Cancer Resource Services We’re here when you need us, call 866-936-6002 If you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, you may have questions and be faced with making some difficult and important decisions. Among the most important decisions you can make are what treatment to get and where to get it. You may have questions such as: } Where should I go for the treatment of my particular type of cancer? } Can I get the care I need in my local community? } Should I get a second opinion before I make a decision about my treatment? Cancer Resource Services (CRS) is pleased to be part of your health care coverage. Through this program, experienced cancer nurses can provide information and help answer your questions. They can also arrange for your access to cancer treatment services or second opinions at a cancer center within the CRS Centers of Excellence network. Potential benefits resulting from treatment at a CRS Centers of Excellence network facility include the following: • A higher rate of accurate diagnoses and fewer complications •C are that is planned, coordinated and provided by a team of experts who specialize in the various types of cancer, including rare cancers •A ppropriate therapy (neither too much nor too little) • Higher survival rates, shorter length of stay and decreased costs The Cancer Resource Services Centers of Excellence Network Why is it called a Centers of Excellence network? Because the cancer centers within the network provide: } Comprehensive, highly specialized teams of experts with extensive experience in cancer diagnosis and treatment, including rare cancers. } Second opinion services if you are unsure about your diagnosis or what treatment is right for you. } Experience in performing a large number of cancer surgeries and other complex treatments and procedures. } Access to newer treatments that may be the best option for you. To learn more about Cancer Resource Services, please call 1-866-936-6002 (toll-free) between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. For the hearing impaired please call the National TTY Relay Center at, 1-800-828-1120. There is no charge for this service, and you have no obligation to use a Cancer Resource Services cancer center. Remember, cancer is not one disease but rather a wide spectrum of diseases. Each case is different, and the needs of each person with cancer are different. We encourage you to decide where to receive your care in consultation with your physician, based on your personal values, needs and preferences. Locations Alabama Massachusetts Pennsylvania • University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center (P) (Birmingham) • Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Care (P) (Boston) • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (P) (Philadelphia) • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (Boston) • Fox Chase Cancer Center (Philadelphia) California • City of Hope Cancer Center (P) (Duarte) • Stanford Hospital and Clinics (P) (Stanford) • UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center (P) (San Francisco) • Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center (Boston) Michigan • Karmanos Cancer Institute (Detroit) Colorado Minnesota • Children’s Hospital (P) (Denver) • University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (P) (Minneapolis) Florida • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute (Tampa) Nebraska • The Nebraska Medical Center (P) (Omaha) Illinois New York • Children’s Memorial Hospital (P) (Chicago) • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (P) (New York) • Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University (Chicago) • Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo) Maryland Ohio • The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins (P) (Baltimore) • James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University (Columbus) • University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center (Philadelphia) Tennessee • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (P) (Memphis) • Vanderbilt University Medical Center (P) (Nashville) Texas • The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (P) (Houston) Utah • Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City) Wisconsin • University of Wisconsin Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center (P) (Madison) (P): Pediatric oncology services are offered at these Cancer Centers of Excellence. Note: Network subject to change. For up-to-date information, go to www.urncrs.com. The medical centers and programs in UnitedHealthcare’s network and within OptumHealth are independent contractors who render care and treatment to UnitedHealthcare customers. UnitedHealthcare does not provide health services or practice medicine. The medical centers and programs are solely responsible for medical judgments and related treatments. UnitedHealthcare is not liable for any act or omission, including negligence, committed by any independent contracted health care professional, medical center or program. 100-3739 11/08 Consumer © 2008 United HealthCare Services, Inc.
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